Recent revelations about severe abuses inflicted on two young housemaids have highlighted the need for better protection of the rights of girls and women.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss how to protect the millions of migrant labourers who leave Burma in search of work.
Burma’s parliament has announced it will ratify the International Labour Organization’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour on 18 December, exactly one year after signing.
China’s Ruili has seen a tenfold increase in migrants from Burma since 2006, many of whom are women facing workplace abuse
Farmers facing prosecution by military owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings (UMEH) and Htoo Trading Company were given lengthy prison terms
Jan 22, 2009 (DVB), A primary school head teacher in Yaynanchaung has been demoted to teaching kindergarten after being accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, according to a relative[…]
Jan 19, 2009 (DVB), Human rights groups have condemned the Thai authorities' treatment of hundreds of Rohingya who washed up on Thai shores last year and were reportedly towed back[…]
Nov 27, 2008 (DVB), The Women's League of Burma has said the military regime's new constitution condemns women to a continuing cycle of violence, in a statement released to mark[…]
Nov 20, 2008 (DVB), Several volunteer police officers in Rangoon’s Thanlyin township have quit the force in disappointment after police beat up a member of the unpaid squad, according to[…]
Nov 19, 2008 (DVB), The Human Rights Education Institute of Burma has published accounts of numerous violations of the rights of children due to armed conflict, in a new report[…]